Tom DeLonge cares about aliens more than you do. His alien passion—among other tensions—led to a falling out with his band, Blink-182. But his dedication is real: He founded To The Stars, Inc., a massive transmedia venture dedicated, in part, to exploring extraterrestrial happenings. Blink-182’s lead single from Enema of the State was the DeLonge-penned “Aliens Exist.” He camped near Area 51 test sites and experienced what he describes as “lost time.” He’s been told not to get into cars. He wrote the children’s book The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve and plans to write nine novels (!!) that include information gained from “sources within the aerospace industry and the Department of Defense and NASA,” as he described it to Rolling Stone.
Further evidence of this passion appeared in Wikileaks’ release of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Included therein was DeLonge writing to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta regarding the pair’s mutual interest. In other words, about aliens.
DeLonge’s email described his alien passion and projects before requesting a meeting with Podesta regarding their “sensitive topic.”
“I would like to bring two very “important” people out to meet you in DC. I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you. I just need 2 hours from you.”
Podesta is a former advisor to the Barack Obama administration and previously served as Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff. When Podesta stepped down from his post with Obama, he tweeted that his greatest regret was “once again not securing the closure of the UFO files.” During a 2002 news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, he encouraged those in power to release allegedly withheld information regarding unexplained UFO cases.
Podesta has iterated that if Hillary Clinton was elected, her administration would declassify UFO-related files he believes the government is covering up. To her credit, Clinton said back in March on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she would do just that. (Obama, meanwhile, denied any such knowledge of aliens.)
While Neil deGrasse Tyson has his own alien opinions, hopefully we’ll discover whether DeLonge and Podesta are onto something about extraterrestrial lifeforms. Sometimes, it’s just nice knowing the truth. And, as Tom DeLonge will tell you, the truth is out there.
Posted By: Brendan Bures